FLASHBACK: Rev. Dr David Durant (facing, partly hidden) and Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong (right) speaking with some of the Haitians outside the Salvation Army’s hostel on December 29. (FP)
SOME OF THE STRANDED Haitians have found places to live, while one is set to return home on Wednesday.
The nine men were staying at the Salvation Army’s hostel in Reed Street, The City. They had paid thousands of dollars to come to Barbados where they had been promised work, something Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong said was a scam.
Their plight came to light last month when they were put out of the place they were staying, and former senator Reverend Dr David Durant put them up in his church, Restoration Ministries, in Brittons Hill, St Michael.
“It was 1 a.m. and I heard they had been evicted so I left home and opened up the church. It was cold; I could not leave them out there,” he said. (CA)
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